Happy New Year!

Well, almost.

We’re here in Provincetown for a long weekend with our surly dachshund Winnie to ring in the new year in low key style. Well, kind of low key. Last night we joined friends on a cocktail crawl as we made our way from one bar to the next.

If you haven’t heard of Ptown, it’s located at the tip of Cape Cod. So look at a map of the U.S. and look for Massachusetts. That piece of land that sticks out into the sea…the very furthest point is Ptown. It is very much the end of the earth surrounded by beaches and sand dunes.

Ptown is a coastal fishing town, of Portuguese descent, and is just beautiful. One of my favorite places to be in the world. It’s steeped in history and goes back decades as an artist colony. You’ll find narrow streets that twist and turn with one interesting weathered home following the next. Charming small gardens protected by picket fences. And architecture that crosses many genres from classic capes, to greek revivals to other styles surprisingly unorthodox in their design. (I’ll try and write more about this before we leave town.)

It’s unseasonably warm for this time of year and the locals and visitors are out in droves. Tonight we’ll join another couple for a wonderful dinner and make our way out into the streets at midnight to ring in the new year.

For now, I want to share some photos of the festive lights that populate the town’s different neighborhoods.

Wishing you a very healthy and prosperous 2012,

CD

Lobster pot Christmas tree

Pilgrim Monument

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